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Olympia

School District

1113 Legion Way SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Office: (360) 596-6100

News

Here at the OSD it is our goal to provide as many resources as possible to keep you informed about what is going on in our district. This page provides a detailed list of those resources that will keep you updated on all the news and events going on in our district!

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    Current Headlines

    School Board Study Session

    On Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at 6:30 p.m., the OSD Board of Directors will meet in a study session in the Board Room at the Knox Administrative Center, 1113 Legion Way SE, Olympia 98501. The focus will pertain to the superintendent search currently underway, and include review of the proposed interview schedule, interview strategies to determine candidates' position on equity issues and other Board priorities, discussion about compensation, and an update on the search

    Published: 2017-02-17

    Learn about elementary school choice programs

    Will you have a student in grades K-5 in the 2017-18 school year? If so, are you interested in learning more about our optional programs? We invite you to attend one of our Elementary School Choice Program nights:

    • Lincoln Options (213 21st Avenue SE) - Wednesday, February 22 from 6-8 p.m.
    • ORLA (2400 15th Avenue SE) - Wednesday, March 1 from 6-8 p.m.
    • Lincoln Options (213 21st Avenue SE) - Thursday, March 2 from 6-8 p.m.
    • Hansen ES (1919 Road Sixty-Five NW) - Thursday, March 16 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
    • Hansen ES (1919 Road Sixty-Five NW) - Tuesday, March 21 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

    Published: 2017-02-17

    Spotlight on Success - February 14, 2017

    In this edition of 'Spotlight on Success'; Madison students show appreciation with ‘Valentines for Veterans’, Learn All About Kindergarten Day is a whopping success, Jefferson MS students become playwrights/performers/set designers, Construction on “Mini-Buildings” is underway...and much more!

    Published: 2017-02-15

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    Olympia School District Players Present Annie

    The Olympia School District Players present Annie. Book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strousse with lyrics by Martin Charnin. Showtimes begin Thursday, February 23 at 7 p.m. at the Olympia High School's Performing Arts Center.

    Follow the link below to purchase tickets, you won't regret it!

    Published: 2017-02-07

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    Learn about middle school choice programs

    Olympia School District Middle School Choice Programs Information Nights are March 7 and 9, 2017. Will you have a student in grades 6, 7 or 8 in the 2017-18 school year? If so, are you interested in learning more about our optional programs? We invite you to attend one of our Middle School Choice Program nights:

    • Tuesday, March 7, Reeves MS, 2220 Quince St NE - 6:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, March 9, Jefferson MS, 2200 Conger Ave NW - 6:30 p.m.

    Published: 2017-02-02

    School calendar has been updated for 2016-17

    The Olympia School District has extended the 2016-17 school year calendar in order to make up three school days that were missed this year due to inclement weather.The revised final day of school will be Friday, June 23, with all schools operating on a half-day schedule on June 23. The calendar may be revised again if there are any additional school closure days.

    Published: 2017-02-16

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    Learn about the role of a school board member and open seats in November

    Learn about the role of a school board director and get information about the three board seats open in the November 2017 General Election during a community meeting on March 8.

    People interested in vying for a seat on the school board, as well as those who want to learn more about the role, are encouraged to attend the meeting. The event is scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Knox Administrative Center, 1113 Legion Way S.E. in Olympia.

    Read more about the March 8 meeting

    Published: 2017-02-14

    Superintendent search update: job announcement posted

    Northwest Leadership Associates, the consulting firm assisting the Olympia School District in its search for a new superintendent, has posted an online job announcement for individuals interested in applying for the leadership position. Dates have also been set for daylong interviews with finalists, including an opportunity for community input.

    The deadline to apply for the Olympia School District superintendent position is March 7, 2017. The individual selected will replace Dick Cvitanich, who retires effective June 30, 2017.

    Read more about the search and opportunities for additional community input

    Published: 2017-02-14

    Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook available in Spanish

    La Guía de Derechos y Responsabilidades del Estudiante 2016-17 se encuentra disponible ahora en español. 

    Esta guía incluye normativas que pertenecen a los derechos y responsabilidades de los estudiantes del Distrito Escolar de Olympia. Son diseñadas para proteger los derechos de todos los miembros de la comunidad escolar. La implementación eficaz de estas pautas requiere el ejercicio de buena fe de parte de los estudiantes, los padres y todo el personal escolar.

    Published: 2017-02-06

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    District winter weather procedures

    The Olympia School District wants to ensure every child and staff member arrives at school safely. Winter weather conditions may require the closure, late start or early dismissal of students. Occasionally, weather conditions may also make it necessary to modify bus routes to “emergency routes.”

    Please refer to our 2016-17 Snow Bulletin, for important information about our district’s plan during severe weather conditions.

    Published: 2016-12-09

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    Free parenting classes

    The Olympia School District is offering FREE parent education classes with Candyce Lund-Bollinger during the 2016-17 school year. Candyce will present on a variety of topics focused on specific age groups from kindergarten through grade 12.  

    Published: 2016-12-05

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    Ways of keeping up with us

    Facebook

    Your landing spot for more in-depth content and stories about what is taking place throughout our district. Here you will find emergency district communications, photos/albums, videos, district event postings, shared stories from the Olympian and ThurstonTalk, Student Spotlights, Featured Faculty and stories highlighting programs and accomplishments of students district wide. Please take a second to browse our Facebook page, and if you like what you see you can 'like us' to receive automatic updates.

    Twitter

    We tweet emergency district communications, photos from schools, reminders of upcoming district events, hashtags and regularly retweet pertinent content from throughout our community. Take a look at our Twitter page and if you like what you see you can 'follow us' to receive all of our tweets.

    Instagram

    Our Instagram account features photos and short video clips from schools, classrooms and events throughout our district with brief descriptions of the content. Visit our Instagram and if you like what you see you can 'follow us' to receive all of our posts.

    YouTube Channel

    Keep tabs on our YouTube Channel as we share video of students and schools from throughout our District. If you like what you see you can 'subscribe' to our channel to be alerted to all new videos we publish!

    Spotlight on Success

    Throughout the school year Superintendent Dick Cvitanich and our Communications team put together a Spotlight on Success newsletter with stories and photos of news items that recently took place throughout our district. This is a great way to get a peek into all the great events and activities going on in the schools. Take a peek at our most recent edition!

    Friends of the OSD

    Every few weeks we send Friends of the OSD our Spotlight on Success Newsletter. Friends of the OSD also receive emergency and school closure notices and updates on important district initiatives.

    To be added to the Friends of the OSD email list contact communications@osd.wednet.edu. We will get you added to our mailing list!

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:
    Communications & Community Relations
    1113 Legion Way SE
    Olympia, WA 98501

    Voice: (360) 596-6103 / Fax: (360) 596-6101

    Susan Gifford, Director of Communications & Community Relations: 596-6104
    Conor Schober
    , Community Relations Coordinator: 596-6106
    Kim Doherty
    , Communications Assistant: 596-6108
    Diana Crawford
    , Public Disclosure Officer: 596-6112